Female Bellbird

Female Bellbird
Female Bellbird

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Houghton Bay 10 Sept

I had another morning session at the Houghton Bay stream today. The catch was about half of last week's mostly due to a drop in Silvereye numbers. Caught 32 birds of 7 species so at least had a bit of variety, there were 29 new and 3 recaps.

Species caught were -
Blackbird - 3 (1) again all males which makes it 10 males to 0 females in the last week. The recap was banded April 2011.
Chaffinch - 2 (0)
Greenfinch - 4 (1)
Goldfinch - 1 (0)
House Sparrow - 1 (0)
Grey Warbler - 0 (1) the first bird caught, it was banded April 2013
The Grey Warbler aged as a 1 with a brown eye now has the red eye of an adult
Silvereye - 15 (0) a big drop from the 52 caught last week and surprisingly no recaps.
Tui - 3 (0)

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